Musings —11.05.2018 12:03 PM—
Unlike another certain first minister who lives in Ottawa and is Prime Minister of Canada and who has been accused of wrongdoing himself, Doug Ford isn’t tolerating improper conduct by senior ministers and staff. When he found about #MeToo-type allegations, he took immediate action. (Meanwhile, Kent Hehr is still in the Liberal caucus – and was allowed last week to run for Trudeau again.)
Kudos to Doug – and to Global, for ferreting out the (big) story.
Global News has learned from multiple sources that two senior members of Premier Doug Ford’s inner circle were forced to resign Friday due to allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.
Jim Wilson resigned from his position as Minister of Economic Development and Trade, as well as PC caucus after he was confronted with the allegations.
The allegations, involving sexual misconduct, were made by a male Queen’s Park staffer and the Premier’s office became aware of the claim late Friday afternoon.
Global News also learned from multiple sources that Andrew Kimber, Ford’s Executive Director of Issues Management and Legislative Affairs, resigned Friday after being confronted about multiple sexually inappropriate text messages he allegedly sent to a female staffer at Queen’s Park.